News: Johnathon Banks Out Of Maccarinelli Fight; Steve Cunningham Hosts Fight Night In Philly

Enzo Maccarinelli is looking for a new challenger for this Saturday (6 December) at the ExCeL London after Johnathon Banks withdrew with an ankle injury. Banks, who was training in Spain with World Heavyweight Champion brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, damaged his ankle during a training session and was ruled out by his promoters K2. The hard-hitting Welshman still headlines the show and challenges for his previously held WBO World Cruiserweight title and a new opponent will be announced shortly..

On the undercard Amir Khan takes on Oisin Fagan for the Vacant WBA International Lightweight title, and Audley Harrison faces Martin Rogan over 10 rounds.

IBF Champ, Steve 'USS' Cunningham, Hosts Fight Night In Philadelphia On 4th Dec.

Just seven days before he faces Tomasz Adamek in the fight he describes as "The most important fight of my career to date" International Boxing Federation cruiserweight world champion, Steve 'USS' Cunningham, is to host a special free event for his home town boxing fans at the Fox and Hound, 1501 Spruce Street, Philadelphia on Thursday 4th December.

Steve, who will be screening the video of his December 2007 championship defense against Marco Huck, spoke briefly about the event. "I'm really looking forward to this. Man, it's going to be great to chill out with local boxing fans. I'm going to enjoy watching everyone as they watch the
fight. It's an exciting fight. You know this'll be the first time anyone in America will get to see it. It was shown all over Europe, but not here.

We thought it would be fun to do something with local boxing fans, You know, like get to know them and show them who 'USS' Cunningham is. I can't thank Melissa (event manager at Fox and Hound) and the guys down at the Fox and Hound enough for giving me the opportunity to do this. The Fox and
Hound is a great sports bar. These guys support boxing, big time. They show almost every fight on TV. I'm sure they will be showing the Reading fight on Friday. I know they're doing the De La Hoya - Pacquiao and my fight against Adamek."

Steve and his team will be greeting fans from 7.30pm and showing the video of the Cunningham vs Huck fight at 8pm at The Fox and Hounds is at 1501 Spruce Street (15th & Spruce), Philadelphia, PA. on Thursday 4th December 2008

Steve 'USS' Cunningham vs Tomasz 'Goral' Adamek.

The International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight Championship Title Fight between Champion, Steve 'USS' Cunningham and challenger, Tomasz 'Goral' Adamek is co-promoted by Kathy Duva's Main Events and Don King Productions and takes place at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Thursday December 11th 2008.

Tickets priced at $303, $153, $78, $53, $38 are on sale now and can be purchased at The Prudential Center box office or by calling TicketMaster on 201-507-8900.

Article posted on 01.12.2008

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